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Lesser Yellowlegs

I had tentatively ID'd this as a Lesser Yellowlegs, based primarily on bill shape and length, .... and body size (which was roughly the same as a Killdeer, though longer necked). I feel confident about the ID after hearing from more experienced birders.

 

I've found these birds to be extremely wary of humans -- this is my first halfway decent shot.

 

Taken 11 April '07, south coast of Rhode Island, USA -- on a tidal mud flat.

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Taken on April 11, 2007